git-revert - Revert some existing commits


   git revert [--[no-]edit] [-n] [-m parent-number] [-s] [-S[<keyid>]] <commit>...
   git revert --continue
   git revert --quit
   git revert --abort


   Given one or more existing commits, revert the changes that the related
   patches introduce, and record some new commits that record them. This
   requires your working tree to be clean (no modifications from the HEAD

   Note: git revert is used to record some new commits to reverse the
   effect of some earlier commits (often only a faulty one). If you want
   to throw away all uncommitted changes in your working directory, you
   should see git-reset(1), particularly the --hard option. If you want to
   extract specific files as they were in another commit, you should see
   git-checkout(1), specifically the git checkout <commit> -- <filename>
   syntax. Take care with these alternatives as both will discard
   uncommitted changes in your working directory.


       Commits to revert. For a more complete list of ways to spell commit
       names, see gitrevisions(7). Sets of commits can also be given but
       no traversal is done by default, see git-rev-list(1) and its
       --no-walk option.

   -e, --edit
       With this option, git revert will let you edit the commit message
       prior to committing the revert. This is the default if you run the
       command from a terminal.

   -m parent-number, --mainline parent-number
       Usually you cannot revert a merge because you do not know which
       side of the merge should be considered the mainline. This option
       specifies the parent number (starting from 1) of the mainline and
       allows revert to reverse the change relative to the specified

       Reverting a merge commit declares that you will never want the tree
       changes brought in by the merge. As a result, later merges will
       only bring in tree changes introduced by commits that are not
       ancestors of the previously reverted merge. This may or may not be
       what you want.

       See the revert-a-faulty-merge How-To[1] for more details.

       With this option, git revert will not start the commit message

   -n, --no-commit
       Usually the command automatically creates some commits with commit
       log messages stating which commits were reverted. This flag applies
       the changes necessary to revert the named commits to your working
       tree and the index, but does not make the commits. In addition,
       when this option is used, your index does not have to match the
       HEAD commit. The revert is done against the beginning state of your

       This is useful when reverting more than one commits' effect to your
       index in a row.

   -S[<keyid>], --gpg-sign[=<keyid>]
       GPG-sign commits. The keyid argument is optional and defaults to
       the committer identity; if specified, it must be stuck to the
       option without a space.

   -s, --signoff
       Add Signed-off-by line at the end of the commit message. See the
       signoff option in git-commit(1) for more information.

       Use the given merge strategy. Should only be used once. See the
       MERGE STRATEGIES section in git-merge(1) for details.

   -X<option>, --strategy-option=<option>
       Pass the merge strategy-specific option through to the merge
       strategy. See git-merge(1) for details.


       Continue the operation in progress using the information in
       .git/sequencer. Can be used to continue after resolving conflicts
       in a failed cherry-pick or revert.

       Forget about the current operation in progress. Can be used to
       clear the sequencer state after a failed cherry-pick or revert.

       Cancel the operation and return to the pre-sequence state.


   git revert HEAD~3
       Revert the changes specified by the fourth last commit in HEAD and
       create a new commit with the reverted changes.

   git revert -n master~5..master~2
       Revert the changes done by commits from the fifth last commit in
       master (included) to the third last commit in master (included),
       but do not create any commit with the reverted changes. The revert
       only modifies the working tree and the index.




   Part of the git(1) suite


    1. revert-a-faulty-merge How-To

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